Law Offices of Christie A. Leary P.C.
Call Us: 703-359-7111

In Virginia, a charge of causing a death while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs carries very severe consequences. Those who are confronted with these charges must protect themselves immediately.

A recent crash in Fairfax County led to the death of a 52-year-old woman and the driver of the other vehicle being placed under arrest. The accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on the Capital Beltway as the driver of a 2006 Nissan Maxima rear-ended a 2013 Toyota Camry. After the impact, the Toyota spun and hit a barrier. The woman who died was a passenger in the Toyota. The driver and another passenger in the Toyota were treated at the hospital and released. A passenger in the Nissan was hospitalized, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

According to Virginia State Police, the driver of the Nissan got out of his vehicle and fled from the scene. The 23-year-old man was later found as he walked on a local street. He was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including intoxicated manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license.

An intoxicated manslaughter charge in Virginia can have life-changing consequences. A conviction can result in years or even decades in prison. A hit-and-run allegation can significantly enhance the penalties. A strong legal defense is essential and may result in a reduction of the charges or even an acquittal. Speaking to an experienced criminal defense attorney is the first thing that a person who is arrested for vehicular homicide should do.

Source: Washington Post, "Woman dies in hit-and-run collision on the Capital Beltway," Victoria St. Martin, Aug. 29, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Contact An Experienced Manassas Personal Injury Or DWI/DUI Lawyer

The firm offers a free consultation to review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take. Call 703-359-7111 or toll free 800-823-1127, or contact the offices by email to arrange an initial free consultation with our Fairfax criminal defense lawyers.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Locations

Fairfax Office
10505 Judicial Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Toll Free: 1-800-823-1127
Phone: 703-359-7111
Fax: 703-543-5478
Fairfax Office Map

Manassas Office
9300 W. Courthouse Rd., Suite 204
Manassas, Virginia 20110

Toll Free: 1-800-823-1127
Phone: 703-359-7111
Fax: 703-543-5478
Map & Directions

Call/Fax